Karl Carstens

1914 - 1992

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Karl Carstens (German: [kaʁl ˈkaʁstn̩s] ; 14 December 1914 – 30 May 1992) was a German politician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Karl Carstens has received more than 274,400 page views. His biography is available in 61 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 58 in 2019). Karl Carstens is the 2,480th most popular politician (up from 2,514th in 2019), the 664th most popular biography from Germany (up from 690th in 2019) and the 179th most popular German Politician.

Karl Carstens is most famous for his role as the President of West Germany from 1974 to 1979.

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Among politicians, Karl Carstens ranks 2,480 out of 19,576Before him are Siptah, Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld, George William, Elector of Brandenburg, Stefan Uroš V, Rusudan of Georgia, and Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus. After him are Raúl Alfonsín, Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Alexander Jannaeus, Shalmaneser I, Mohammed Badie, and Alfonso VII of León and Castile.

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Among people born in 1914, Karl Carstens ranks 25Before him are William S. Burroughs, Willi Stoph, Lída Baarová, Joe Louis, Aribert Heim, and Richard Laurence Millington Synge. After him are Joe DiMaggio, Raymond Davis Jr., Muhammad Nasiruddin al-Albani, Jonas Salk, Princess Sophie of Greece and Denmark, and Philippe Ariès. Among people deceased in 1992, Karl Carstens ranks 29Before him are Jan Oort, Peyo, Aribert Heim, David Bohm, Félix Guattari, and Algirdas Julien Greimas. After him are James E. Webb, Günther Anders, Kaysone Phomvihane, John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer, Grand Duke Vladimir Kirillovich of Russia, and Lev Gumilyov.

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In Germany

Among people born in Germany, Karl Carstens ranks 664 out of 7,253Before him are Rudolf Bultmann (1884), Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (1797), Ernst Otto Fischer (1918), George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595), Werner Sombart (1863), and Maurice de Saxe (1696). After him are Werner von Haeften (1908), Otto Grotewohl (1894), Manfred Eigen (1927), Berti Vogts (1946), Georg Wittig (1897), and August Macke (1887).

Among POLITICIANS In Germany

Among politicians born in Germany, Karl Carstens ranks 179Before him are Erich Koch (1896), Manfred Gerlach (1928), Ludwig Stumpfegger (1910), John of Saxony (1801), Frederick Augustus II of Saxony (1797), and George William, Elector of Brandenburg (1595). After him are Werner von Haeften (1908), Otto Grotewohl (1894), Pavlo Skoropadskyi (1873), Ferdinand Maria, Elector of Bavaria (1636), Wilhelmine Amalia of Brunswick-Lüneburg (1673), and Elisabeth of Bavaria, Queen of Belgium (1876).